California Companies Advised of Improper Eyewash Station Maintenance Resulting in Microbial Exposure Risks
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 14th , 2018 Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries. These injuries cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses and worker compensation according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
In California, Cal/OSHA requires the presence of emergency eyewash stations in various circumstances to allow workers to wash away chemicals, biological agents and other substances to help mitigate eye injuries. These eyewash.......[Read More]
Private Preschool in California Closed for Business Due to Lead Exposure Hazards
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 13th , 2018 KGET recently broadcasted a report about concerns over exposure to lead hazards at a Bakersfield, California preschool. According to the station, the preschool became the focus of potential lead exposure risks after a child that attended the school was found to have elevated blood lead levels.
The Environmental Health Division of Kern Public Health got involved and evaluated the facility for lead. The agency found paint and soil levels from samples taken by the playground, which were.......[Read More]
California Residents Provided AC Maintenance Tips to Help Ensure a Comfortable Indoor Environment and Superior Air Quality
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 9th , 2018 Just a few weeks into the hot summer season and most residents of California have had their air conditioners running in their homes and offices for some time already. A properly functioning central air conditioner provides a comfortable indoor environment for building occupants and depending on where people live, air conditioning could be an absolute necessity this time of year.
Maintaining the air conditioner is an important step to ensure it works properly, efficiently and provides good.......[Read More]
Fire at California Apartment Complex Displaces Residents and Leaves Behind Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 8th , 2018 The East Bay Times recently published a report about a fire at an East Oakland apartment complex that took over two dozen firefighters to put out the flames. According to the article, residents from the unit where the fire took place lost their home as did other residents that lived in nearby units damaged by smoke and water.
Fires in multi-tenant complexes can create a tremendous amount of smoke that typically travels throughout multiple floors and units of a structure. This smoke is.......[Read More]
California City Encourages Residents to Improve Indoor Air Quality Conditions for a Healthier Home
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 6th , 2018 Recently, the City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability partnered with a non-profit organization to host several workshops. The events were meant to support homeowners and new homebuyers in making their homes healthy, comfortable and environmentally friendly. A key component to achieving these goals, covered in these learning opportunities, involved indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.
According to the city’s description of the workshops, “Energy efficiency upgrades don’t just.......[Read More]
California Elementary School Recovers from Expensive Flood Damage
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Huntington Beach, CA, August 1st , 2018 Not too long ago, the Merced Sun-Star published an article about flood damage surrounding an elementary school in Merced County. According to the report, a strong storm earlier this year caused a creek to overflow its bank and flood four classrooms and a library with about a half a foot of water. The article states that the repairs could cost the school district up to one million dollars to return the building to safe conditions for students and faculty.
A few inches of water can cause.......[Read More]
Methane Exposure Risks in Occupational and Residential Environments throughout California
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Huntington Beach, CA, July 26th , 2018 Back in 2015, the residents of California learned firsthand about the dangers of exposure to methane when a natural gas storage well near Los Angeles experienced a blowout. According to some reports, over 100,000 tons of methane (CH4) and other gases were released into the air, resulting in health complaints from people living in the area and the eventual evacuation of thousands of people.
Methane is a primary component of natural gas and is a major greenhouse gas. It is a colorless, odorless.......[Read More]
Water Damage and Mold Found at Former Lake Tahoe Area Middle School
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Huntington Beach, CA, July 24th , 2018 Recently, The Record-Courier published an article about a former middle school in the Lake Tahoe area that has been on the market for the past six years. According to the article, a developer’s bid to purchase the vacant school was put on hold when due diligence found several hundred thousand dollars in needed repairs, including water damage and mold.
Anytime a building or home sits unoccupied there is the risk of water damage and mold growth. Even a small roof or plumbing leak, left.......[Read More]